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Christopher E. Blackett: Letters to his parents from the Crimea

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9587

Scope and Contents

Letters from Blackett to his parents, during the Crimean campaign. The letters illustrate his patriotism and pride in his profession, combined with a critical attitude to mismanagement in the field and by politicians at home. He was ambitious for promotion, and willing to use his family's money and social influence to achieve it. He evidently enjoyed army life, took an active interest in his brothers' careers, had a hard-headed attitude towards matrimony, and a great affection for his dog 'Todger'

Dates

  • 1854-1856

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

52 item(s) (52 items)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by the Library November 2000.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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